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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES ON-LINE MASTERS DEGREE

The Graduate School of the Polytechnic University launches graduate program
of Master's in Engineering Management completely online.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 10, 2011 - At a time when education calls for new teaching positions and different methodologies, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) announced the launch of its new distance education academic offering for the 2011 winter quarter. The first program of the Graduate School will be part of this new academic offering is the Master in Engineering Management (MEM) which will be offered completely online.

“The Polytechnic University is an institution committed to innovation and technology, and has adapted its educational offerings to benefit students who want a different and faster way to exchange information and acquire knowledge, to become masters of their learning process,” said Heyda Delgado, Director of the Center Distance Education UPPR. “The student manages his time, and learning modules provide a sequential and accessible content any time, anywhere.”

The MEM program prepares engineers for managing complex technological organizations in service and manufacturing industries. It is an interdisciplinary program, merging the latest development in management and technology theory and practices. The program design aims at developing the knowledge, abilities and judgment to become a successful manager and entrepreneur.

“Because of their academic background, engineers are highly technical individuals whose professional growth eventually leads them to positions of supervision and leadership,” said Dr. Miriam Pabon, Dean of the Graduate School of the Polytechnic University. “The Engineering Management program is an MBA for engineers who want to develop their skills in leadership, communication, negotiation, and more. The benefits include the ability to share with a lot of professional experience and develop those soft skills that are so important for engineers.”

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, in Puerto Rico, an engineer who holds a managerial position can aspire to an average annual salary of $97 thousand, a compensation 47 percent higher than their peers in other positions.

For more information about the Master in Engineering Management on-line program and other graduate programs, contact the Graduate School of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico at 787-622-8000 ext. 686. You may also write at escuelagraduada@pupr.edu or visit us at http://www.pupr.edu/mem.

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